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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2165

Charles G. Loring papers

Papers of Boston lawyer and state senator Charles Greely Loring primarily relating to the American Civil War.


  • 1768-1866

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


5.5 linear feet (17 boxes)

Personal and family letters of Charles G. Loring and the Loring family and a large amount of papers relating to the Civil War where Loring tried to gain support for the North from his British friends.

Biographical / Historical

Loring (Harvard AB 1812, LL.D. 1850) married Anna Pierce Brace (d.1836) in 1818 and was a Harvard College fellow from 1838-1857. He was a prominent Boston lawyer and a Massachusetts State Senator in 1862.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

46M-428. Gift of Charles Greely Loringof Concord, Mass.; received: 1938.
Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867. Charles G. Loring papers, 1768-1866: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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